EcKeyGenParams

The EcKeyGenParams dictionary of the Web Crypto API represents the object that should be passed as the algorithm parameter into SubtleCrypto.generateKey(), when generating any elliptic-curve-based key pair: that is, when the algorithm is identified as either of ECDSA or ECDH.

Properties

name
A DOMString. This should be set to ECDSA or ECDH, depending on the algorithm you want to use.
namedCurve

A DOMString representing the name of the elliptic curve to use. This may be any of the following names for NIST-approved curves:

  • P-256
  • P-384
  • P-521

Examples

See the examples for SubtleCrypto.generateKey().

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Web Cryptography API
The definition of 'SubtleCrypto.EcKeyGenParams' in that specification.
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Browser compatibility

Browsers that support the "ECDH" or "ECDSA" algorithms for the SubtleCrypto.generateKey() method will support this type.

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